October 2020 RSGC’s The Gardenzette
October 17, 2020
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This month’s edition of Rock Spring Garden Club’s The Gardenzette is here!  Yes, we’ve been busy in spite of things! Enjoy!

Just click —–> 2010 Gardenzette.web


September 2020 The Gardenzette is here
September 15, 2020
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2009 Gardenzette web  <—- just click!  Lot’s of gardening activity going on!  Enjoy!


Welcome Back! Join us for our first meeting – it’s Virtual!
September 13, 2020
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Rock Spring Garden Club is back from summer break with a great line up of programs for our 20/21 club year.  We are kicking off September with our first virtual general meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a wonderful program.  For those interested in membership and would like to join us on the ZOOM call, please send us an email at rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com  Prospective new members are always welcome!

We hope to begin our in-person general meetings in January, 2021 with great programs in Design, Botanical Arts, and Horticulture plus a field trip.

And throughout the months our dedicated Civic Development and Conservation Committee along with other club members can be found maintaining our gardens at Rock Spring Park on Little Falls Road in Arlington.

Our September speaker at our first virtual Zoom meeting is a good friend of Rock Spring Garden Club. Kathy Jentz is Editor, Publisher and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine. Kathy is a life-long gardener from a family of farmers and dedicated gardeners. Currently, she is President of the Silver Spring Garden Club and on the board of several other clubs and organizations. You can read Kathy’s work in the Washington Examiner and Washington Woman in addition to regular guest spots on Channel 9, Channel 4 and WAMU radio.

September PROGRAM: New Plant Development & Evaluation – Do you wonder where all those new plants come from and want to know what is hitting the garden center next? We’ll cover hybridization, cultivar selection, (including native plants & nativars), commercial operation, plant specialist, environmental suitability, test gardens. Plus, plenty of exciting new introductions to shsre that are coming soon to your garden.


Best Wishes for a great Summer! And our latest edition of The Gardenzette
June 23, 2020
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From all the members of Rock Spring Garden Club, we hope you enjoy a great gardening summer!  Click here —->2006 Gardenzette Web   for our latest edition of The Gardenzette.  Special thanks to our editors – Kate Abraham and Mary Garnet for producing a wonderful newsletter. And many thanks to all our article and photo contributors!

We are always reachable via email during the summer months and welcome all membership queries.  rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com


May 2020 Gardenzette is here!
June 4, 2020
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Just click here ——> 2005 Gardenzette web for all the latest goings on from Rock Spring Garden Club. Enjoy and stay safe.


The Gardenzette – April 2020 Edition
April 17, 2020
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Even with our regular schedule being interrupted by the COVID-19 shutdown, we still have plenty of news and garden activities to share with you. Here’s our April edition. Enjoy!  Just click —-> 2004 Gardenzette Web


RSGC General Meetings are cancelled
April 1, 2020
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Due to our current COVID-19 public health emergency, we have suspended our general meeting schedule through June 2020.  We will post our upcoming year’s meeting schedule and programs to the public in September. However, we are still publishing our monthly newsletter, The Gardenzette.

That said, members’ gardening activities on the homefront continue. We welcome possible new members all the time.  Interested in joining or Club this fall or want more information?  Just leave us a message here, or email us at rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com to find out more about RSGC’s activities.


March 2020 Issue of The Gardenzette
April 1, 2020
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Oops!  I’m a little late posting our March 2020 issue of The Gardenzette. Here you go!

2003 Gardenzette Web   <– Just Click!


General Meeting – Thursday, February 20, 2020
February 16, 2020
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Our next general meeting is Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  Guests and potential members are welcome! Our meetings are held at Little Falls Presbyterian Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington 22207.  Do RSVP to rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com so we know you’ll be there.

Our speaker for February 20th is Nancy Murphy, who graciously agreed to step forward after our planned speaker, Rob Soreng, was called by the Smithsonian to undertake a plant field mission to South Africa. Nancy has been a member of the National Cathedral Flower Guild for 24 years and the chairperson of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Flower Guild for 20 years. Nancy also does flowers for wedding receptions on occasion, and she is an avid gardener.

The National Cathedral is renowned for its spectacular floral arrangements and you will learn techniques that are used to create these masterpieces, which can be applied to making your own special arrangements. Nancy will make two identical flower arrangements which we will raffle off at the end of her presentation.


February Gardenzette is here!
February 16, 2020
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Hot off the press!!   Just click here –> 2002 Gardenzette Web


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